Attached is some educational info concerning cybersecurity. Cybercrime is quickly becoming increasingly prevalent and nefarious. Several entities in the Archdiocese have been victims already of phishing scams—false solicitations for funds that look genuine on their face.
Please read and mandate your staff read the attached information for your and your parish/order/organization’s protection. This is important in insurance aspects as well—to ensure coverage and keep rates lower than they might should an organization be scammed/hacked for its funds through your organization’s identity theft and other criminal dangers. This is indeed an area in which “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound (or much more) of cure”. These attachments are provided to the religious orders as well for their own information and action as they see fit.
Please note especially on the “Catholic Mutual CARES” attachment’s last two pages are CatholIc Mutual contacts in the event there is a cyber claim that needs to be dealt with. The call should take place immediately after an incident is known.
Thanks so much for your attention to these materials and this matter.
Fr Glenn Jones
Alerts to possible scams concerning recent stimulus payments.
Be extremely careful when you receive
a message like this or similar to this
from (apparently) your Pastor or a
member of your Parish.
First of all, recognize the number
or source of the message/e-mail.
In case of doubt, before calling or contacting
the source of this message/e-mail,
call your Pastor or Parish Office using
the information that appears in your
Parish bulletin and website.